Your Laundry Room
Laundry day can be a hassle for anyone, but here are some tips that should make washing your clothes easier:
- A laundry room
sometimes brings to mind visions of a washing machine and dryer in a
dark corner of the basement. Whether your laundry room is in the
basement, or in a more brightly lit spot, make sure you have
for reading dials, sorting clothes, and other tasks in your laundry
- Mark the settings
you use the most on your washer and dryer with bump
dots or a 3D pen (also known as a Hi-Mark pen).
- To measure laundry
detergent, most liquid detergents have a cap that when filled has
the proper amount to do a full load; by the same token, half a cap
is normally used for half a load. You can also use a cup that has
tactile or large print markings.
- Put a rubber band,
large print, or tactile label on the detergent bottle to distinguish
it from other cleaning products.
- If you dry clothes
outside, make sure you have easy access to the clothesline.
- Consider applying
slip-resistant surfacing to flooring that might become slippery when
- When purchasing
new clothing, pick items that have distinctive features such as
buttons, trim, lapels, etc., which can help you identify the item by
- Hang matching tops
and bottoms on the same hanger as you take them out of the dryer.
- Have a hook or rod
nearby to hang clothes on when removing them from the dryer.
- You can pin your
socks before washing, or keep them together with a sock
lock (also known as a sock tuck).
- Dirty laundry can be placed in two different baskets, one for dark and one for light, to make laundry day easier.
For More Information:
AccessWorld®. Access in the Kitchen: An Update on Home Appliances. This article reviews washers and dryers, along with stoves, dishwashers, microwaves, and wall ovens.
AccessWorld Appliances Close Up: The Accessibility of Major Appliances for Those Using Low-Vision Techniques-- AccessWorld discusses the accessibility of household appliances for people who have low vision.
Tips to Help with Laundry and Laundromats can help with more about the task of doing laundry.
- Wardrobe Combos: Time-Saving Tips for People Who are Blind or Have Low Vision
by Steph McCoy on 1/29/2016